What Factors Do I Need To Consider When Instructing a Residential Property Solicitor?

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Your choice of legal representation is fundamental when buying or selling a property.

Laura Higgins, a Residential Property Solicitor at Myerson Solicitors, outlines key factors to consider.

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What is conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring the ownership of a property from the seller to the buyer.

To ensure that the transaction is as seamless as possible, it is wise to instruct a solicitor who specialises in Residential Property work.

At Myerson, we are accredited by the Conveyancing Quality Standard (CQS) and follow the Conveyancing Protocol set by our regulator.

Being a member of the CQS scheme shows that we have the expertise to deliver high-quality residential conveyancing advice, and we use standardised processes to recognise and reduce risks.

Therefore, you can feel confident that a specialist is handling your matter.

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What is conveyancing

Team structure

Every law firm operates differently.

Take your time understanding the team structure and ensure that a solicitor or a qualified conveyancer will be your main point of contact throughout the transaction.

At Myerson, the Residential Property department is run by a small, close-knit team of qualified solicitors.

We work in a collaborative environment and do not deal with bulk conveyancing.

Your nominated solicitor will be your primary contact throughout the transaction and will endeavour to build a strong rapport with you.

We understand that buying or selling your home can be a stressful experience, and therefore, we aim to alleviate your concerns.

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Whilst it is not obligatory to instruct a solicitor in your locality, it is beneficial to do so if you would like to receive the ‘human touch.’

At Myerson, we pride ourselves on delivering a personalised and bespoke service to all our clients.

We strike the perfect balance between embracing technological advancements by providing key updates on our ‘Myerson App’ and welcoming individuals into our office to conduct face-to-face meetings and sign documents.

Our office, in the heart of Altrincham town centre, boasts six meeting rooms. We encourage our clients to come in and see us so that we can build strong relationships with them.

Moreover, it is beneficial to instruct a solicitor with personal knowledge of the area.

At Myerson, we have provided legal services to our clients in Altrincham since 1982. Therefore, we have extensive knowledge of the local area and can answer your specific questions, for example, about HS2 or purchasing in the Cheshire Brine district.

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Cost of a Residential Property Solicitor

Be warned that, by accepting the cheapest quotation, you may compromise on the standard of service.

Recommendations hold weight; therefore, it is prudent to conduct market research before instructing a Residential Property solicitor to handle your transaction.


The Myerson way

At Myerson, we are confident that we satisfy all the abovementioned factors.

We offer a high-quality legal service at a competitive price.

We keep our finger on the pulse and trace developments in the legal profession.

For example, the Law Society has delayed the compulsory use of the TA6 Property Information Form (5th Edition) until 15 January 2025 while it consults with conveyancing members.

We will continue to monitor these consultations and ensure we are ready to issue the form to our clients when the time is right.

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We understand that moving house can be a stressful experience, and we aim to alleviate your anxieties by providing clear and concise advice throughout the transaction. Please speak to one of our Residential Property Team:


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Laura has experience acting as a Residential Property solicitor. Laura has experience in a wide range of residential property transactions, including freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, Transfers and Assents.

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